Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley

Some houses seem to want to hold their secrets.

It’s 1759 and the world is at war, pulling the North American colonies of Britain and France into the conflict. The times are complicated, as are the loyalties of many New York merchants who have secretly been trading with the French for years, defying Britain’s colonial laws in a game growing ever more treacherous.

When captured French officers are brought to Long Island to be billeted in private homes on their parole of honour, it upends the lives of the Wilde family—deeply involved in the treasonous trade and already divided by war.

Lydia Wilde, struggling to keep the peace in her fracturing family following her mother’s death, has little time or kindness to spare for her unwanted guests. French-Canadian lieutenant Jean-Philippe de Sabran has little desire to be there. But by the war’s end they’ll both learn love, honour, and duty can form tangled bonds that are not broken easily.

Their doomed romance becomes a local legend, told and re-told through the years until the present day, when conflict of a different kind brings Charley Van Hoek to Long Island to be the new curator of the Wilde House Museum.

Charley doesn’t believe in ghosts. But as she starts to delve into the history of Lydia and her French officer, it becomes clear that the Wilde House holds more than just secrets, and Charley discovers the legend might not have been telling the whole story…or the whole truth.

Book Details

  • File Namebellewether-by-susanna-kearsley.epub
  • Original TitleBellewether
  • Creator
  • Languageen
  • IdentifierMOBI-ASIN:B07536S8XN
  • PublisherSimon & Schuster
  • Date2018-04-23T14:00:00+00:00
  • File Size1.291 MB

Table of Content

  • 1. Cover
  • 2. Dedication
  • 3. Wilde House Museum
  • 4. Chapter 1: Threshold
  • 5. Chapter 2: Charley
  • 6. Chapter 3: Lydia
  • 7. Chapter 4: Jean-Philippe
  • 8. Chapter 5: Charley
  • 9. Chapter 6: Lydia
  • 10. Chapter 7: Jean-Philippe
  • 11. Chapter 8: Charley
  • 12. Chapter 9: Lydia
  • 13. Chapter 10: Jean-Philippe
  • 14. Chapter 11: Charley
  • 15. Chapter 12: Lydia
  • 16. Chapter 13: Jean-Philippe
  • 17. Chapter 14: Charley
  • 18. Chapter 15: Lydia
  • 19. Chapter 16: Jean-Philippe
  • 20. Chapter 17: Charley
  • 21. Chapter 18: Lydia
  • 22. Chapter 19: Jean-Philippe
  • 23. Chapter 20: Charley
  • 24. Chapter 21: Lydia
  • 25. Chapter 22: Jean-Philippe
  • 26. Chapter 23: Charley
  • 27. Chapter 24: Lydia
  • 28. Chapter 25: Jean-Philippe
  • 29. Chapter 26: Charley
  • 30. Chapter 27: Lydia
  • 31. Chapter 28: Jean-Philippe
  • 32. Chapter 29: Charley
  • 33. Chapter 30: Lydia
  • 34. Chapter 31: Jean-Philippe
  • 35. Chapter 32: Charley
  • 36. Chapter 33: Lydia
  • 37. Chapter 34: Jean-Philippe
  • 38. Chapter 35: Charley
  • 39. Chapter 36: Lydia
  • 40. Chapter 37: Jean-Philippe
  • 41. Chapter 38: Charley
  • 42. Chapter 39: Postern
  • 43. About the Characters
  • 44. A Note of Thanks
  • 45. About the Author
  • 46. Copyright
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